Workers of the St Petersburg Fire Service have put out a fire at St George’s Municipal Hospital, five patients dead on ventilator support in the intensive care unit. The hospital was one of the first in St Petersburg to be re-purposed as a medical center to treat infectious diseases like pneumonia, including that caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A fire that broke out in an intensive care ward in a hospital in St. Petersburg in Russia has killed five people with Covid-19, according to Russian media reports.
The fire may have been caused due to one of the ventilation machines short-circuiting, Russian news agency Tass reported Tuesday, citing a source in the emergency services.
“Five patients put on artificial ventilation machines were killed in the fire,” the source said.
The press service of The Ministry of Emergency Situations informed Tass that the fire at St. George Hospital in Russia’s second-largest city had been contained and that there had been casualties, but…